Provisional results show Stubb as the winner of the presidential election in Finland

Alexander Stubb has emerged as the winner of the Finnish presidential elections with 51.6 percent of the votes, according to preliminary results. Pekka Haavisto finished second with 48.4 percent of the votes, trailing Stubb by 111,000 votes.

After hearing about the provisional results, Stubb promised to give his best every day and paid tribute to the work of outgoing president Sauli Niinist√∂. He also expressed his intention to continue in Niinist√∂’s footsteps while leading Finland into a new era. Haavisto, on the other hand, acknowledged that they started behind but remained optimistic about their chances for recovery.

In the first round of elections held earlier this year, Stubb won with 27.2 percent of the vote while Haavisto collected 25.8 percent of support from voters. The Finnish president is elected through direct universal suffrage for a six-year term, and no head of state can be elected for two consecutive terms due to an electoral reform in 1994.

As prime minister for just over a year between June 2014 and May 2015, Stubb emphasized fairness in his political career while respecting his rival during his campaign run.

Moving forward, attention will shift to Stubb’s presidency and what he plans to accomplish during his time in office as Finland enters a new era following his victory over Haavisto in these elections.

By Editor

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